Meet the Hoola One team
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & COFOUNDER
Jean-David Lantagne is a mechanical engineer, candidate for the mechanical engineering profession (CPI) and is responsible for corporate strategy and financing. During his training in engineering, Jean-David specialized in mechanical design as well as in liquid solid material separation processes.
CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER & COFOUNDER
Jean-Félix Tremblay holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and is responsible for the company’s technological development and engineering project management. He gained experience in project management through five internships during his studies, including his humanitarian involvement in Nepal. Thanks to the technology developed for the Hoola One, the company got the first place in the Canadian engineering competition, in the category of best innovative design.
CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER & COFOUNDER
With a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from the prestigious institution of Colorado College, Anne-Sophie is the director of Business Development and marketing at Hoola One. Before joining the Hoola One team, she worked on various projects where she acquired strong skills in business development, communication and marketing.
Émile Poiré is a student in mechanical engineering technologies at CÉGEP Limoilou. Motivated by his years of amateurism in the outdoors, he chose to join Hoola One in order to have the opportunity to do his part in the fight against the deterioration of the environment.
Sébastien Ménard studies at the University of Sherbrooke in Mechanical Engineering and he is graduated from a technical studies at the Cégep de Saint-Jérôme. He is passionate about working in the medical and environmental fields. He is part of the R&D team at Hoola One.
MEDIA & MARKETING
Anaisa is a marketing professional focused on cultural, social and sustainable development projects. She has worked in the design and production of products for responsible tourism.
The start: 12 mechanical engineers
As part of a final project of their Master degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Sherbrooke, 12 students gave themselves the goal of designing and manufacturing a prototype able to collect microplastic particles accumulated on Kamilo Beach in Hawaii.
The project took place in collaboration with the Hawaii Wildlife Fund. HWF has been doing cleanups on Kamilo beach for more than 20 years.
Prototype tested in Quebec and ready to be shipped to its final destination : Kamilo Beach in Hawaii.
At the end of their undergraduate program, three members of the initial team decided to pursue the school project and make it a business venture. Together they created Hoola One Technologies Inc. Their goal:
The prototype arrived at its final destination. The team traveled to Hawaii to demonstrate the prototype in a real environment and to do the commissionning. The prototype was then donated to HWF and they are still using it to this day.
may & June 2019
Visit of shorelines affected by plastic pollution (Hawaii, American and Canadian Westcoast)
From a first prototype to a high functioning device. The design of the V2 machine was finalized in November of 2020
Two new innovative technologies were added to Hoola One’s range of solutions to allow to meet most cleanup needs and environments.
April - July 2021
Official cleanups with HO Micro on shorelines affected by microplastic pollution. The machine was officially demonstrated and used on polluted beaches in Canada & the US
It is known as one of the worst spots in the world for marine debris accumulation.